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"The Jazz Band Leader", also known as "The Ragtime
Band", is a short comedy. The film is included in our program to
illustrate the contributions of our star Helen Holmes.
This is one of the first roles of Helen Holmes, in which she appears as a
village beauty. She became the audacious star of "The Hazards of
Helen" a year and a half later, acting as the heroine of numerous railroad
Mack Sennett Produced by
Keystone Film Company Starring
Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand, Alice Davenport, Helen
Holmes Cinematography unknown Distributed by Mutual Film
Corporation Release date
May 1, 1913 Running time 12 min. Country
United States Language
Silent film, English intertitles
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August 19, 2021 Subject:
Laughs, yuks and guffaws
I love the character played by Ford Sterling. Mabel Normand was a comedic genius, but Ford Sterling is absolutely hilarious here. These kind of films always cheer me up and make me laugh. 5 stars from me for what it's worth.
July 25, 2016 Subject:
A useful addition. Music hall type performances with objects thrown by crowd. Ends with those being turned on crowd.